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Job #: R-00021534
Location: Chantilly, VA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence


Job Description:

Leidos is looking for a Chief Engineer to join an agile team working on a cloud integration, operations, and sustainment program.  This position will provide technical guidance to scrum teams in delivering the next generation of Geospatial Intelligence technologies to our customer. The effort will harness GOTS, COTS and Custom technologies to deliver advanced production and dissemination capabilities using desktop, web and cloud technologies. The Chief engineer will work closely with the development teams, internal integration and engineering teams, and various customer stakeholders while being a key technical leader on the program.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Help determine Architecture runway for program roadmap
  • Work closely with customer stakeholders to understand priorities and provide technical recommendations
  • Provide technical expertise to agile development and systems/engineering teams
  • Help remove blockers and impediments
  • Work with customer Enterprise Architecture groups and translate their needs to backlog items
  • Coordinate on program work with IRAD
  • Key contributor to Engineering Review Board meetings
  • Support Prototype and Future Technology efforts
  • Support Proposals and Change requests
  • Work with external teams to ensure successful integration


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must currently posses a Top Secret clearance, with ability to obtain a Polygraph post hire
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Agile Development knowledge and experience
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to pay careful attention to detail 
  • Self-motivated
  • Capacity to work well in groups and the ability to lead a team. 
  • Requires BS degree and 12 + years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10+ years of prior relevant experience; or 4 years of experience in lieu of degree


Preferred Qualifications:

  • SAFe Agile Certification
  • Security+ Certification
  • Advanced AWS experience including automation of server standup and maintenance, performance analysis and server sizing/type recommendations
  • AWS certification
  • Cyber security experience (STIGS, HP Fortify, scans)
  • TS/SCI with Polygraph


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret


Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Systems Engineering


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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